Valley of Flowers 2021


INR 8500.00


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Per Day


From INR 8500.00per person

(Group Insurance, Veg. food, Accommodation & transport from Base Camp to Base Camp)

Contact Person/ Programme Coordinator

Name- Navin Tiwari

Mobile- 08802312807


Mandatory Guideline from the Government of Uttarakhand

1) Vaccination- Both doses, minimum 15 days ago (Certificate Copy) will be required to enter Uttarakhand from Airport, Railway Station and at borders.

2) If travellers are not vaccinated with both the doses then it is mandatory to bring RTPCR/ TrueNat/CBNAAT/RAT Covid Negative Report (not later than 72 hours, while entering uttarakhand)

3) Registration for e-pass Dehradun Smart City Portal (click here-

4) Participants have to follow Covid-19 guideline issued by the Uttarakhand Government




A sprawling expanse of 87 square kilometres in the Chamoli District of Uttrakhand, Valley of Flowers is set in the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan Ranges. This virtual paradise on earth has been unknown to the outside world till the great Mountaineer Frank S Smith discovered it in the year 1931


A world heritage site, the valley is situated at a very remarkable area, which is the conversion point of Himalayan ranges of Western and Eastern Himalayas. This fairyland located in the high altitudes of Himalayas is protected by snowy mountains. Bounded by the magnificent mountain ranges and glittering glaciers, this place unfolds the charisma and charm of nature at its best.


Also witness the wildlife in national park: Lime Butterfly, gray langur, flying squirrel, Himalayan black bear, red fox, and Himalayan weasel.


The bloom starts immediately after the melting of snow. Different flowers bloom in different months but the peak blooming period is from mid-July to mid-August. Almost 300 species of wildflowers bloom here unhindered by mankind. The prominent species are Blue poppy, Brahmakamal, Campanula latifolia, Geranium, Morina long folio, Potentilla agrophylla, Potentilla cuneifolia, Saxifraga brunonis, Taraxacum officinale, Cremanthodium Arnicoides etc.


The best time for Valley Of Flowers Trek is August month.




Day1- Report at Base Camp, Bharat Mandir, Dharamshala, Rishikesh (1,031 ft)

Day2- Rishikesh to Joshimath Camp (6,150 ft) (by bus) (275 km Approx. 8 - 10 hrs.)

Day3- Joshimath to Govindghat and (5500 ft) (by bus) 20 km Approx. 45 minutes, Trek to Govindghat to Ghangaria (10,200 ft) (14 km Approx. 5 - 7 hrs.)

Day4- Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers (11,500 ft) & back (3 km+3 km=6 km Approx. 5 – 7 hrs.)

Day 5 Trek 6 k.m. Hemkund Sahib after the breakfast. The trail being easy to moderate in nature and return Ghagharia

Day 6 Ghagharia to  Govind ghat 14 k.m. trek and by bus  to Joshimath and  night stay.

Day 7 Joshimath to Auli by bus 15 k.m. And Trek to Goarsan bugiyal 4.k.m. and  return Auli, night stay.

Day 8 Auli to rishikesh by bus 275 k.m. and night stay.

Day 9 check out after breakfast.




This expedition is open to YHAI members between the age groups of 15 years to 65 years. This condition will be adhered to strictly. Under age will not be considered in any case.





Bharat Mandir Dharamshala, Rishikesh is around 250 kms from Delhi. You can approach by air, train or by road. Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Air Port. Nearest railway station is Rishikesh/Haridwar. State transport buses are available from Delhi and Haridwar/Dehradun also.





Online Booking: Members desirous of joining this programme may apply online on and make the online payment Debit Card / Credit Card.


After successful transaction Admit Card will be generated. Participant has to carry "Admit Card", while reporting at base camp


Offline Booking:


 Members desirous of joining this programme may also apply on the prescribed "Trekking Registration Form" (with link) along with a DD of Rs.8500/-in favour of “Youth Hostels Association of India” payable at New Delhi. The Trekking registration Form, & and DD may be sent to following address:

Trekking Division

Youth Hostels Association of India

5, Nyaya Marg, Chankayapuri. New Delhi–110021

Contact No.:7827999000


Offline Booking confirmation is subject to availability of seats. National Office will send the Admit Card along with confirmation letter to the participant at the address mentioned in "Trekking Registration Form". (With link)


Members can also apply through our YHAI Units or State Branch in their respective area.


N.B: Without admit card your registration is not confirmed.


ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES: Building Accommodation (hotel, guest house and lodge) sharing basis






YHAI provides nutritious and good quality meals which includes Morning tea, breakfast, packed lunch, evening tea (in the camp), and dinner and after dinner Bournvita, shall be provided. Please bring your own Plates, mugs, spoons etc.


No Map detail.



 Shirts, Slacks, Raincoat, Woolen sweaters or Jackets, Inners, Sun Cap, Trekking Shoes, Socks, Gloves, Enameled or Steel Mug/tumbler, Lunchbox, Plate, Spoon, Penknife, Needle, Thread, Spare buttons, Goggles, Cold Cream/Vaseline, Soap, Toilet Paper, Tissues, Towel, Medicines (which are Normally used at home), MOST IMPORTANTLY ADMIT CARD, YHAI MEMBERSHIP CARD (soft copy will do) and Medical certificated not issue before 30 Days..




Extensive and pain staking preparations have gone into the planning of this program for your safety. Our field staff and experienced camp leaders have visited the area to check all details thoroughly. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India, cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen event during the program.




*Notice to Participants:

1. Smoking, use of alcohol and narcotics of any description is strictly prohibited during   the course of the program.

2. Stay other than YHAI Camp is not allowed for the entire duration of the camp.

3. This is an environment friendly trek. Do not liter any wrappers or spoil the trial in any way. In case you find any wrapper, plastic bag or anything left by trekkers on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the base camp.

4. Burning of wood during camp fire is strictly prohibited. Import of any bio Non-degradable Material in Uttrakhand is an offence





Participants, who successfully complete the trekking and abide by the discipline of the program, will be awarded participation certificate.


Special Casual leave:


The Trekking Expedition organized by Youth Hostels Association of India have the approval of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Dept .of Personnel And Training), Government of India, vide Office Order no.28016/3/89-Est (A), Dated 25October, 1989. Participants working in the Central Govt. Organization can apply to the authorities concerned for availing Special Casual Leave for the duration of the expedition. This leave can be sanctioned by their office upto30 days in calendar year.


*Justice TPS Chawla Scholarship:


YHAI announces Justice T.P.S. Chawla Memorial Adventure Scholarship for underprivileged girls for participation in YHAI adventure activities. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document/certificates.



*Off the beaten Siddharth Scholarship:


To provide underprivileged young men and women less than 30 years of age with an opportunity to participate in outdoor adventure activities/programs by YHAI in various parts of the country. Deserving participants may apply to the National Office YHAI supported by relevant document/ certificates.

Cancellation Policy: 

1) In case you are unable to join the programme due to any reason, you will get a 100% Credit Shell of the participation fees which will be valid till December 2023. No refund will be applicable for any cancellation of seat.

2) If the next programme opted by you is cheaper, you may use the balance amount in any of the Trek till Dec 2023.

3) If the next opted programme is costlier, the trekker has to pay the differential amount.

4) If the trekker opts for the same programme that was cancelled, he/she will not be charged extra even if the price goes up next year.

5) You may transfer your seat to your family members and friends also.

You may cancel here to generate credit shell-